Homosexuality and transgender issues as they relate to Church teaching or how they affect the greater secular culture at large (education, etc)

Despite parents’ objection, children undergo mutilating surgeries

And abuse lesbians endure for opposing "gender identity" ideology

The following is from a Jan. 30 story on The Christian Post. WASHINGTON — Feminists are unmasking horrors young girls have experienced in transgender clinics; exposing abuse lesbians have endured for publicly opposing "gender identity" ideology. Speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation, Jennifer Chavez, board member of Women's Liberation Front (a radical feminist … [Read more...]

In the spirit of gender neutrality

Use of "he" and "she" banned in California senate's judiciary committee

The following comes from a Jan. 21 story by Faithwire. SACRAMENTO — The California legislature is recognizing a “non-binary designation as a gender” and banning the use of “he” and “she” in hearings, state Senate Judiciary Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson said last Thursday. Jackson, of Santa Barbara, said, “We are using the phrase ‘they’ and replacing other designations so that … [Read more...]

Supreme Court allows Trump restrictions on transgenders in military

Lifts lower court injunctions

The following comes from a Jan 22 story in the Washington Post. The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Trump’s broad restrictions on transgender people serving in the military to go into effect while the legal battle continues in lower courts. The justices lifted nationwide injunctions that had kept the administration’s policy from being implemented. It reversed an … [Read more...]

Carlsbad priest gets 60 days for groping seminarian

Drinking seen on surveillance camera

The following comes from a Jan. 18 story on NBC-Los Angeles. A former associate pastor at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlsbad was sentenced Friday to 60 days in jail and three years probation after being found guilty of misdemeanor sexual battery last month. Rev. Juan Garcia Castillo will also be required to register as a sex offender, the District Attorney's office … [Read more...]

Traditional masculinity ‘harmful’

American psychologists go after the binary

The following comes from a Jan. 8 story on The Christian Post. The American Psychological Association has issued new guidelines spelling out how "traditional masculinity" is "harmful" to men and boys for the purpose of helping the psychologists who work with them. The guidelines have already drawn considerable criticism. The professional guidelines, which reportedly took … [Read more...]

San Francisco creates world’s first-ever transgender cultural district

Area gets more than $200,000 after city approves $3 million to create cultural districts

San Francisco city officials have invested $215,000 into the world's first recognized transgender cultural district situated in the Tenderloin neighborhood, The Daily Beast reported. In November, city officials passed a measure that would appropriate $3 million for cultural districts. The Compton district received its share of more than $200,000 as part of that … [Read more...]

No one knew more

Richard Sipe, the man dismissed by Bishop McElroy

By Tim O’Neill Speaking about the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church this past summer, Leon Podles, author of Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church (2008), said, “It was nothing new to me. I had known about McCarrick myself for almost 20 years. I live in Baltimore, and a lot of the chancery there is—at least was—pretty much controlled by … [Read more...]

Study: High correlation between homosexual priests and clerical abuse

Analysis by Catholic University sociologist finds strong relationship between proportion of homosexuals in the priesthood and incidence of sexual abuse by the clergy

A new study from the Ruth Institute has demonstrated a high correlation between the proportion of homosexuals in the Catholic priesthood and the incidence of sexual abuse by the clergy. The study conducted by Father Paul Sullins, a Catholic University sociologist, found that the percentage of homosexual men in the priesthood has risen sharply. The study also found a disturbing … [Read more...]

Synod on Youth releases final report

Says the Church must find new ways of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to accompany and listen to people with same-sex attraction

The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment, was released Saturday. The document says the Church must find new ways of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to “accompany” and “listen to” people with same-sex attraction. The final draft of the synod report was … [Read more...]

Meals on Wheels asks California recipients: Are you gay?

Questions about sexual orientation and transgender status required by state law

Carol Alexander received a phone call from Sacramento County’s Meals on Wheels program last Friday and it wasn’t her usual case worker. Alexander, 83, said she was hit with a barrage of about a half-dozen questions she considered invasive or unnecessary: What is your sex? Do you still associate with your gender? Are you heterosexual? Are you white or Hispanic? “I was in … [Read more...]